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Comparative Research Facility


The mission of the Comparative Research Facility (CRF) is to facilitate the highest quality animal research and teaching while ensuring the most humane care possible in full compliance with the National Institutes of Health’s “Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals,” the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences’ Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations.” 

The CRF coordinates the purchase of experimental animals and provides animal husbandry services and animal health monitoring.

Please note that in order to purchase animals you must have an approved animal use protocol. Protocols are reviewed and approved by the IACUC.


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For more information, Texas State University employees, students, and partnering researchers can login to the Comparative Research Facility intranet community using your NetID.


Animal Welfare Policy

The IACUC is charged with investigating any reports concerning the welfare, care, and treatment of research animals from members of the Texas State community or from individuals outside of Texas State. To report an animal welfare concern, you may call or submit an e-mail to the IACUC Chair, 512-393-1918, or the Institutional Official,  512-245-2314. To remain anonymous, you may use the Ethicspoint system at 866-294-0987 or submit a report here. All reports are held in strict confidence and no employee shall be subject to discrimination or reprisal for reporting animal welfare concerns.